Oh Blue, You’re Getting Some Company

Renderings: ODA Architecture

Blue is getting  a little brother.  Here are the first renderings of the hyper-modern condo building soon to rise above 100 Norfolk Street, right across the street from the Lower East Side’s most controversial glass tower.

ODA Architecture is building the 12-story, 38 unit residential complex, which will loom over Delancey Street.  The low-rise building currently on the development site was formerly a refrigeration facility for the famed Jewish deli, Ratner’s, which closed in 2002. JMH Acquisition bought the property last year, Crain’s reported, for $8.8 million. 

Condo Project Planned on Former Ratner’s Site at 100 Norfolk

100 Norfolk Street.

More changes are ahead for Delancey Street. According to Crain’s, 100 Norfolk Street (at Delancey) has sold to Brooklyn developer Urban-Scape for $8.8 million. The parcel, owned by Ratner’s restaurant (which was once located at 138 Delancey), is destined to be redeveloped as an apartment complex.

The 7,000 square foot building now on the site was used by Ratner’s for offices, storage and refrigeration, until the famed restaurant closed in 2002. According to the story, the sale took a long time to come together because height restrictions were imposed on the site in 2008, when more than 100 blocks of the Lower East Side were rezoned. While there’s a 120 foot height limit on Delancey Street, the new owner is transferring air rights from other sites it already owns in the area.